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Detective featured in McFarland USA arrested

FRESNO (AP) - A California police detective who was a member of the championship 1987 track team depicted in the movie McFarland USA has been charged with tipping off a drug dealer in return for more than $15,000 in bribes over three years, federal authorities announced Friday in Bakersfield.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Amish man runs marathon in traditional slacks & suspenders

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon - not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Clueless Irish dad back in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The clueless Irish dad whose accidental selfie video of his Las Vegas vacation was watched by millions is back in Sin City to get a do over.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Tech charging built into bags, wallets

NEW YORK (AP) - There are so many ways to charge a cell phone these days, what with all the portable gizmos and cases out there. So why are we still whining?

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Stikbot interface using a smartphone

NEW YORK (AP) - What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson artificial-intelligence system.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Square’s stock soars 45 percent in 1st trading day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Square bounced back in its stock market debut Thursday after the once-hot mobile payments service slashed the price of its initial public offering to get the deal done.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


VW has only a few costly options

DETROIT (AP) - When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


UnitedHealth casts doubt on overhaul exchanges

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest health insurer is questioning its future in public insurance exchanges, the latest signal of major concerns about the online marketplaces that have helped the Affordable Care Act extend coverage to millions of people.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to American shores, dividing the president's own party as lawmakers reflected the anxiety of voters back home.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Discarded cell phone led to Paris attacks ringleader

PARIS (AP) - French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week's Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn't in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. A discarded cellphone found near a bloodied concert hall led them to his cousin, and then to a suburban Paris apartment where both died in a hail of bullets and explosions.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Utah school apologizes for terrorism poster assignment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah school apologized Thursday for a classroom assignment in which students were asked to create a propaganda poster for a group such as Islamic State to understand the goals and methods of terror groups.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


What’s for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK’d by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ implement Muslim database

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump voiced support Thursday evening for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States - the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Daughter guilty of murdering 96 -year-old mother

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A 72-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting her 96-year-old mother in the Southern California home they shared.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Fate of attacks mastermind unclear

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle with police left at least two people dead and eight arrested. The fate of the alleged ringleader was unclear, with authorities saying he was not taken alive and they were trying to determine if he died in the raid.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


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Obama explores unilateral steps on guns

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of "a dangerous few" without depending on Congress to ...

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


NEW LAWS IN 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Court rule changes should cut lawsuits’ cost, time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts highlighted changes Thursday to federal court rules that he hopes will make lawsuits less expensive and time consuming.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


How much money you just saved on gas in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the ...

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Gadgets around us will keep getting smarter

NEW YORK (AP) - Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we ...

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Facebook glitch marks 46 years of online friendship

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's making some of its users feel a lot older than they really are.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


NY payphones become free Wi-Fi hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) - Operator, won't you help me replace this call?

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Nevada court orders new trial in biker club killing

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of assassinating a Hells Angel leader in a ...

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Drought persists despite above average snowpack

The California Department of Water Resources its first snow survey Tuesday and determined that water content in the state's snowpack is 136 percent of ...

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Woman drowned grandson in bathtub

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A 51-year-old California woman who is accused of intentionally drowning her grandson in a bathtub has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Police vow to stop surfers who use violence to protect waves

PALOS VERDES ESTATES . (AP) - So much for hanging loose.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Great Salt Lake hits historic low

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Drought has caused water levels in the northern portion of Utah's Great Salt Lake to drop to a historic low ...

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


911 dispatcher demoted for playing video games on job

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida 911 dispatcher has been reprimanded and demoted for playing video games on the job.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Cleveland officers still in jeopardy over Rice case

CLEVELAND (AP) - Despite the grand jury decision not to charge a white patrolman in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the case is far from ...

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Times Square on New Year’s to be ‘safest place in the world’

NEW YORK (AP) - With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that ...

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


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